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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



*weyp- or *weyb-[1][2][3][4][5][6]

  1. to shake, tremble, agitate
  2. to swing, sway
  3. to turn, wind, rotate, wrap (around)

Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “u̯eip-, u̯eib-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 1131-1132
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “*u̯ei̯p-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, page 671
  3. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006), “*weip- ~ *weib-”, in The Oxford introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European world, Oxford University Press, page 378
  4. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*wimonā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 421: “*weyb/p-”
  5. ^ Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “waipe*”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 667: “*woib/po-”
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cheung, Johnny (2007), “u̯aip”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 415: “*u̯eip-”
  7. 7.0 7.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “vibrō, -āre”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 674: “*uip/b-ro-”